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Study in Italy - Requirements, Universities, Costs

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Why study in Italy?

Italy hosts thousands of international students every year and is a popular destination due to its high quality studies, natural beauty and unique Italian culture. As a Mediterranean country, Italy has ideal weather conditions, wonderful beaches, a long history and, at the same time, is one of the most technologically developed countries with many businesses and multinational companies operating there.

The cost of living for an undergraduate or graduate student in Italy is on average 800-1100€/month and their currency is the Euro (€). While studying in Italy is more affordable than other countries and living expenses can be kept at normal levels, good food and travel opportunities can easily stretch your budget!

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Bachelor’s in Italy

Bachelor’s in Italy include programs from all scientific disciplines and last from 3 years - for simple bachelors - to 6 for medical studies. The most popular fields of study for bachelors in Italy are, among others, science and technology, arts and design, but also humanities and social sciences.

Bachelor’s studies in Italy are ideal, as Italians are welcoming, with organized infrastructure and a friendly culture that embraces students. Especially for students from the Mediterranean, such as Greeks and Cypriots, the adjustment will be even easier, as the cultures, temperament and weather conditions are similar!



Master’s in Italy

Master’s degrees in Italy, like undergraduates, are a life experience, in addition to a career investment. One of the most popular areas of postgraduate study is that of art & design (architectural, artistic, fashion, etc.), while at the same time it is famous for its research laboratories and emphasis on innovation.

Alongside your studies, you can work part-time in a company, contributing to your budget and gaining valuable practical experience in your field of study. It is also an opportunity to learn Italian, to tour one of the most beautiful countries in the world and to travel to all its neighbors.



Requirements for studying in Italy

Requirements for studying in Italy include English language certificates such as IELTS, passport or identity card, copy of high school leaving certificate or copy of degree, as well as a student visa (not valid for European Union students).

Additional documents, such as a detailed score and personal statement may be requested for master’s degrees in Italy, as for all master’s applications in the world.



The IELTS certification is one of the most popular for studying abroad, but also for work. The year of acquisition and the score are two equally important factors for your admission to universities abroad.



The TOEFL test is an English language certification that is accepted in almost all English-speaking universities and together with IELTS are the two most popular certificates for studying abroad.

Student Visa


The student visa is the most important document you must have if you want to study abroad. Some countries, however, do not require a student visa, such as European Union member countries if you are a European citizen.



The passport is a necessary document that you must have for studying abroad. Although in most countries of the European Union only your national identity card is sufficient - if you are a European citizen - we recommend having a passport for easier movements and less paperwork.

Copy of your degree


For master's studies abroad it is necessary to have a copy of your degree translated into English or the language required by each university. The required score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program of your interest to see the exact ratings.

Copy of high school diploma


For bachelor's studies abroad it is necessary to have a high school diploma translated into English or the language required by each university. The required degree score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program you are interested in to be sure.



Scholarships to study in Italy

Financially weaker students can claim sholarships to study in Italy through the universities themselves, but also look for government scholarships or some sectoral funding in related support organizations.

You can also look for scholarships in your country of origin, as for example in Greece, where many scholarships are given for studying abroad every year. Another way to get funding is to apply to study in Italy through Brive and claim one of our scholarships.

Brive Scholarships


Brive Scholarships help you fund your dream by completing study abroad applications through our innovative platform. Apply with one click, claim one of the 3 scholarships and start your career with the most reliable ally!

Universities Scholarships


Most universities internationally provide scholarships for studying abroad, covering either all or part of the tuition fees. You can claim your own scholarship, as long as you start your search early to get ahead.

Government Scholarships


Most countries that have invested significant funds in the development and evolution of their education system to make it attractive to international students offer government scholarships to help young talent thrive academically at their universities. Are you one of them?



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What are the best cities to study in Italy?


The best cities to study in Italy are Rome, Tuscany, Milan, Taormina and Florence.

What is the average cost of living for students in Italy?


The average accommodation costs for students in Italy range from 200-600€, with the total monthly expenses being around 800-1100€. Living in a private apartment can be very expensive, which varies by city, region and type of home.

In what languages are degrees and masters offered in Italy?


The language in which bachelor's and master's degrees in Italy are offered are English and Italian.

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